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Department of Animal Science|College of Agriculture and Natural Resources

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UW Ram Test
University of Wyoming
Department #3684
1000 E. University Avenue
Laramie, WY 82071
Phone: (307) 766-3706

Ram Tests: Participation and Results

Since 1961, the Animal Science Department has conducted an annual Ram Test.  The test is designed primarily for Rambouillet rams; however, other white face breeds have been tested over the years.

The test generally starts the first part of October and is concluded with a field day and sale in March.  Ram lambs are delivered to U.W. by producers, all rams are shorn and then fed for 140 days.  At the end of the test, rams are shorn again and individual fleece characteristics are measured.

This information is then combined with gain data to compile an overall index.  The top 30% of registered Rambouillet rams on test are then eligible to become a Certified Sire.  Current cost for the test is $300.00. Junior participants will pay $190 for their first ram on test and then $300 for subsequent rams entered.

2015-2016 Consigner Letter

2015-2016 Entry Form

2015-2016 Rules and Procedures

2015-2016 Test Results

2014-2015 Test Results

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Ram test 2013-2014

High Indexing Certified ram with producer Teena Lynn.

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